Cottiers – Glasgow
One of our favourite venues to photograph in is Cottiers in the west end of Glasgow. An old church, that’s usually in use as a theatre, it’s a unique space for a wedding day! From the carved sandstone, to the creative lighting options and the awesome balcony there are so many options for great shots of the day! Let us show you what we mean some pictures from with Rebecca and Greg’s wedding day 🙂

First things first, in the morning I was heading over to see the girls in Denniston. I really love this part of the city, can and in recent years it’s gained loads of really great new pubs and restaurants as the regeneration starts to kick in, making it a fantastic place to spend some time. Rebecca and Greg have a fantastic flat, spread over two levels and quite unexpected from the outside. It made for a great spot to shoot the mornings preparations with the girls all getting hair and makeup ready and relatives arriving in plenty of time for the ceremony.

In true Glasgow style, Rebecca had gone for a traditional taxi for her transport to the venue, only this one was white, really fitting the occasion! Of course, I was ready and waiting at the other end, to capture the bride arriving and being ushered in through the back door while all the guests (and a certain nervous looking guy!) waited patiently inside.

After a lovely ceremony, perfectly conducted by the celebrant, and featuring some very well played piano music from a family friend (honestly, how did he get so good at the piano at such a young age!), it was time to head outside for some family pictures and of course a couple of shots of Rebecca and Greg together. The newlyweds had decided to go for a big, everyone at the same time, shot of the whole wedding part together, and I know the perfect spot for this, right in front of the church in the wildflower garden, stunning! After this we headed across the road to the wee park next to the venue for some family shots and some lovely romantic shots of the new Mr and Mrs. It’s a huge benefit having this little bit of nature just across the road, and lets us bring much more variety to the pictures of the day.

As the evening got started and it was time for some dancing to begin there were more musician friends ready to lend a hand and bring an extra personal touch to proceedings, too! With a close pal singing, and on the guitar, the first dance was especially meaningful. I decided to head up the balcony level to grab some shots from up there. It’s fantastic having access to this elevated viewpoint, and really lets you capture the grandeur of the whole hall. As it was a ceilidh, the dancing was absolutely mental and I was busy dodging dancers whilst getting as many great pictures as I could! I was absolutely shattered, so it was time to head off and leave it to all the guests to party the night away! What a day, and what a night, thanks again for having me along, and I hope you enjoy all the photos of the day for years to come!

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